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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 4, 2011 2:49pm
Forum: sports Subject: What Sports Teams Do You Follow?

i'm a diehard baseball fan, but i also greatly enjoy football.

any Mets fans out there!? don't be embarrassed to step up. there's some rumors of them going after matt kemp. that would be nice.

I know I'm not the lone Jets fan either. Rex Ryan, owner of the most theoretical rings of all time! reevis is a joy to watch. most talented player in all off football imo. what he's able to do in the modern day nfl, with penalties being called every minute, is simply mindblowing. a corner's job is so much more difficult than it used to be.

i used to be a nets fan, but i've really lost interest in the nba the last 7 years or so.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Nov 4, 2011 5:51pm
Forum: sports Subject: Re: What Sports Teams Do You Follow?

What is this, a quorum of Mets fans?

I've been a Mets fan since moving to Queens from Detroit in 1977, leaving my Tigers behind. I would second Arb's assessment of the team's management, esp. GM/managerial decisions and free agents have been terrible, let alone the Madoff investments. I don't hold out any hope that they will make rational trade/investments in the near future. The new stadium is all about food, not the ball game - never seen so much eating and drinking... don't know why anyone even bothers to come to the game, no one's even paying attention...

Don't get me started on the indoor sports. The NBA is a total snooze, and the din nowadays with music blaring over any break in the action... hockey suffers from the same BS. Pro sports today is a sham and a waste of money.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Nov 4, 2011 4:08pm
Forum: sports Subject: Re: What Sports Teams Do You Follow?

well, if i decide to visit this echo chamber in future, i may give forth on my opinion of professional sports, which will no doubt piss loads of people off, in which case i'll be a 'winner', but to answer your question:

from my birth up until 1987/88ish, i was a pretty big NY Mets fan, and of course 1986 was mind-bogglingly glorious for me, but then along came the Harrelson/Torberg years, which were preceded by the post-86 Davey Johnson years during which time the upper management/owners of the Mets made decisions that left me in serious doubt that there was any intelligence in the organization; anyway, it didn't matter, toward the late '80s / early '90s i dropped out of paying attention to baseball (about the same time i dropped out of paying attention to the GD), i was done with it, and had moved on to other interests

several years later along came Torre and shook up the world of baseball with the Yankees, and i was back in the game so to speak, but the past few years i find myself getting less and less interested, it's just a bunch of over-payed morons prancing about on a field; yay

and apart from the action taking place in the political arena, which admittedly has some of the most laughable games ever by some of the silliest people ever wearing some of the stupidest costumes ever, i follow no other sport and never have, which means i probably won't have much to contribute to this your new forum, but you know me, i'll probably chime in a time or two to shake things up...

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 4, 2011 4:40pm
Forum: sports Subject: Re: What Sports Teams Do You Follow?

i have a pretty good idea of what your opinions might be on pro sports, and there will be no argument from this corner on those opinions. i probably share some similar opinions, however i try not to let it get in the way of my enjoyment of pro sports. i can't simply take a break like you did. except from the nba. i don't miss it at all really, although i still watch the postseason it used to be a respectable sport. watching mj on the bulls, that was fucking exciting! i could give a shit about most of the players in the league today, except for dirk nowitzki.

1998 - 2000 was a very exciting time to be following the mets, not just the yankees. mets pitcher al leiter happens to be my 2nd cousin, which is part of the reason for me being a mets fan. i don't see this forum being to successful, but your chime-ins are certainly welcome.

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Poster: vapors Date: Nov 4, 2011 4:53pm
Forum: sports Subject: Re: What Sports Teams Do You Follow?

Still carry fond memories of when my sixth grade social studies teacher brought in a TV so we could watch the Mets win the 1969 series.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Nov 4, 2011 7:32pm
Forum: sports Subject: Re: What Sports Teams Do You Follow?

that's actually pretty cool your teacher doing that, i was too young for the '69 WS; if that were done today of course, there'd be lawsuits, protests, teachers fired, etc.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 4, 2011 7:47pm
Forum: sports Subject: Re: What Sports Teams Do You Follow?

these days teachers just have sex with their students.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Nov 4, 2011 7:59pm
Forum: sports Subject: Re: What Sports Teams Do You Follow?

a union perk?

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Nov 4, 2011 7:59pm
Forum: sports Subject: Re: What Sports Teams Do You Follow?

I had a woman middle school teacher who made us watch the Yessongs concert video. I enjoyed it, but my school was predominately black.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 4, 2011 8:07pm
Forum: sports Subject: Re: What Sports Teams Do You Follow?

haha, pretty funny mental image that evokes. i can only imagine the general reaction. that's akin to playing a snoop doggy dogg album to a crowd at an opera house.